Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
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Saturday Question: What Cheapy Do You Wear?
So many ways you can find a cheap. It might be a Drug Store fragrance, or a Celebrity Perfume. Maybe it used to be expensive but now it’s dirt cheap at the Discounters? Did you get a really good deal from a Sales Doc on FaceBook? No matter why it’s cheap, please tell us, and when you wear this Budget Beauty!
This question is SO ME! Really, I love to get a bargain. Sure, I buy a bunch of full price perfume but when something is deliciously discounted, has super bang for negligible price or is being sold on a Doc for peanuts I’m a goner!
Just recently there was a Libertine Parfumerie half yearly clearance sale. I didn’t go in person but got a phone call from my mate Tim telling me what was available. I couldn’t help myself, the price was TOO GOOD for a 100ml lidded tester bottle. Who can resist? So my cheap is a cheap because it was on SUPER SALE!
Patchouli Patch by L’Artisan Parfumeur
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Star anise, Violet, Plum, Fennel
Heart: Patchouli, Osmanthus, Vetiver
Base: Musk, Oakmoss, Cedar, Sandalwood
This 2002 release signed by Bertrand Duchaufour and Evelyne Boulanger is very in keeping with the L’Artisan credo of keeping it ultra smoothly blended, pretty and elegant. No one will be skunked, scared or even mildly challenged by Patchouli Patch. A slightly sweet, fruity chocolate version of patchouli that hums away quietly, giving little huffs through the day.
The opening is quite patchouli/plum centric and the heart softens considerably with the addition of lightly green white flower, osmanthus. Vetiver is named as a major note but doesn’t show much for me. The woods and patchouli are softened by a lovely vanilla feeling sandalwood and a little something that is reminiscent of oak moss but doesn’t smell like our old fashioned scent image of it.
A lovely, lightweight patchouli that is very spritz and go. Hopefully I’ll be getting loads of wear from it in the near future and beyond.